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The 2017 Oscar Nominations Are Out!

La La Land has 14 nominations… and Deadpool has zilch? We demand a recount!

The Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical drama La La Land leads this year’s Academy Awards race with 14 nominations, tying the record previously set by Titanic and All About Eve. After its triumph at the Golden Globes (a record seven trophies win in the ceremony’s 74-year history), there’s no reason why La La Land won’t continue its winning streak on Oscar night (unless the Russians decide to step in….)

But before you decide to wager your month’s salary in the office pool, consider this: La La Land isn’t nominated for Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now why is that important? Since Mel Gibson’s Braveheart in 1996, no film has won Best Picture without at least being nominated for Best Ensemble at SAG. Thought you should know that. So don’t rule out Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea to rain on La La Land’s parade.

And speaking of Mel Gibson, it’s official: Hollywood has (we think) forgiven his trespasses by honouring him with a Best Director nom for the war epic Hacksaw Ridge, which also picked up a Best Actor nod for Andrew Garfield. What are the chances of the Oscar producers pairing Garfield with ex-girlfriend and La La Land’s Best Actress nominee Emma Stone as presenters?

Catch The 89th Academy Awards on Feb 27 on HBO (StarHub Ch 601) or StarHub Go for HBO subscribers, starting with the red carpet coverage at 8am, followed by the ceremony at 9.30am. With Jimmy Kimmel as the host. Here are the nominations in the major categories. (Photo: TPG News/Click Photos)

Best Picture

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best Supporting- Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Supporting- Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Cinematography
Arrival (Bradford Young)
La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
Lion (Grieg Fraser)
Moonlight (James Laxton)
Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)

Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water (Taylor Sheridan)
La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival (Eric Heisserer)
Fences (August Wilson)
Hidden Figures (Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi)
Lion (Luke Davies)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McRaney)

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

For the complete list of nominations, click here.

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